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1888056 - Error When Processing MT940 Bank Statement File - File Contains Invalid Content


You try to upload a MT940 Bank Statement.
An error message appears after starting the upload: 'Error in processing, file contains invalid content'.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to the File Management view and select the Inbound Files sub-view.
  3. Press New and select Inbound File.
  4. Under Attachments click Add and select File.
  5. Add the file and pressStart File Upload.

You receive the error message: 'Error in processing, file contains invalid content'.


Information in the TAGS is not consistent.


The MT940 file is a text file that containing multiple text lines. These text lines describe the records for the resulting bank statement.

The following rules apply

  1. Each record must be preceded by a TAG (: XX:).
  2. A file can include one or more messages.
  3. A message comprises a Bill.
  4. A message can have multiple: 61: and: 86: records include.
  5. The SAP MT940 format consists of a sequence of fields defined as follows.

    Tag Type                          Meaning




  Transaction Reference


  Account Specification

:28:, :28C:

  Transcript Information /Statement Number/Sequence Number

:60F: :60M:

  Initial Balance


  Statement Line(One per transaction)


  Definition /Information to Account Holder

:62F:, :62M:

  Closing balance

Sample Format

  1. :20:20130305
  2. :25:200771/61999318
  3. :28C:22063/01
  4. :60F:D020305GBP3701098,07
  5. :61:0203050305DX72,25NCHK701099//
  6. :86:999/CHEQUE 701099
  7. :61:0203050305DX273000,00FTFRNONREF//
  8. :86:999/00TFRNEW TREASURY DEPOSIT 72264933
  9. :61:0203050305RCX1,50FREVNONREF//
  10. :86:999/00REVREVERSAL
  11. :62F:D020305GBP3823849,93


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